Ten Pence Piece Dd303 Essay

Book 1

ED209 notes – book1,chapter1 – Children and Development (10-01-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter2 – Theories of Development (18-01-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter 3 – Sensation to Perception (26-01-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter 4 – Early Cognitive Development (17-02-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter5 – Temperament and Development (26-02-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter6 – Origins of Development (05-03-2009)

ED209 notes – book1,chapter7 – First Relationships (17-03-2009)

Book 2

ED209 notes – book2,chapter1 – Parenting and Attachment (26-03-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter2 – Disturbed and Disturbing Behaviour (03-04-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter3 – Children’s Interactions: Siblings and Peers (08-04-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter4 – The Early Development of Identity (30-04-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter5 – Gender Identity and the Development of Gender Roles (04-05-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter6 – National Identities in Children and Young People (16-05-2009)

ED209 notes – book2,chapter7 – Young Consumers (26-05-2009)

Book 3

ED209 notes – book3,chapter1 –  Early category representations and concepts (04-06-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter2 – First words (23-06-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter3 – Brain and cognitive development (10-08-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter4 – The development of children’s understanding of grammar (29-06-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter5 – Executive functions in childhood: development and disorder (19-07-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter6 – Understanding minds (09-08-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter7 – Mathematical and scientific thinking (09-08-2009)

ED209 notes – book3,chapter8 – A socio-cognitive perspective on learning and cognitive development (09-08-2009)

Blog posts

All of my blog posts relating to the 2009 presentation of ED209 can be found here: http://www.tenpencepiece.net/blog/tag/ed209/

Other people’s notes:

David has a great website containing his OU psychology revision notes. The ED209 section is here: http://psycho.yellowbell.net/ed209/ and also includes contributed audio from Síobhra Reid of some my notes (07-07-2013).

Arnold produced a really nice set of condensed revision notes in 2009 for a strategically chosen set of chapters in this course – see: http://www.foreignperspectives.com/revision-notes/ (09-12-2009).

I finally got to the end of TMA02 a few moments ago. As with TMA01, I don’t think its the greatest essay that I’ve ever written – in fact, I know it’s not the greatest essay I’ve ever written, but frankly, it’s going to have to do. But I do sincerely believe that it’s good enough for a pass 2 grade. If the return of TMA01 was anything to go by, I shouldn’t have long to wait to find out if it was.

As it is, I’ve spent so long on TMA02 that I’m now exactly where the course calendar says I should be. That’s a real problem as I’m trying to do SD226 simultaneously. (I can already hear the chorus of friends reminding me that they did say it would be madness to try this … yes, I know, but I am where I am 🙂 ).

There’s a couple of chapters from the “critical readings” book to do next, followed by working out what I want to do for my project, writing the proposal and obtaining ethical approval (TMA03). At least it’s not another essay to struggle with. I’m quite looking forward to the project – but then, I’m still really enjoying the course, despite my struggles with the assessment side of things.

As the deadline for the SD226 TMA01 passed a couple of days ago (and I’d managed to submit that assignment well ahead of time), I’m noticing that I’m developing my usual habit of checking to see if my tutor has marked it at least twenty times a day. I want to see my result for that assignment to convince myself that either DD307 TMA01 was a blip and I really can study two courses at the same time, or alternatively find out now that the wheels are starting to fall off and that perhaps I need to think about deferring one of the courses until next year. I’m not sure how to go about doing that, but I’m sure the information will be around somewhere on the OU website if I need to consider it.

For the moment, I’m sticking with the ‘blip’ hypothesis.

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